Emergency Medicine Healthcare Administration & Quality Improvement Fellowship


The Healthcare Administration and Quality Improvement Fellowship was created in 2017 with the goal of training future organizational leaders who will thrive in both academic and community practice environments.  Since 1978, Harbor-UCLA has played an integral role in providing care to the largely underserved communities of the South Bay of Los Angeles.  Our philosophy encourages education through service to a diverse and underserved population facing significant barriers to healthcare in addition to a tremendous spectrum of high-acuity diseases.  We are a public bed academic medical center with 64 EM residents serving approximately 92,000 patients annually through the Emergency Department.

Our team includes exceptional faculty and mentors with national reputations for excellence in education, research, and leadership in emergency medicine and its subspecialties.  Our state-of-the-art emergency room was built in 2014 and provides comprehensive emergency services as a Level 1 Trauma Center, STEMI Receiving Center, and paramedic base station.


  • ED Management
  • Leadership Styles and Communication
  • Quality Assurance
  • Process Improvement
  • Risk Management
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Data Analytics
  • Human Resources
  • Hospital Administration
  • Nursing Administration
  • Health Policy
  • Insurance Models
  • Financial Accounting
  • Public Hospitals and County Operations
  • Democratic and Regional Groups
  • Global Healthcare
  • EMS
  • Telemedicine
  • Bedside Teaching
  • Interacting with a Residency Program

Patient Care and Teaching Activities

  • Eight attending shifts per month, 7-9 hours in length
  • Duties on clinical shifts include seeing and evaluating patients, supervising resident physicians and medical students, providing direct patient care, conducting teaching rounds, and providing medical records documentation for services provided
  • Preparation of “grand rounds” presentations, to be delivered to the Department of Emergency Medicine during normally scheduled conference

Compensation and Benefits

  • Fellows will function as an Assistant Medical Director of the Emergency Department and will be provided shared office space and secretarial support.
  • The compensation and benefits package is highly competitive, and includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; the opportunity to contribute to a FSA and 403B retirement plan; paid holidays; and Life and Long-term disability insurance.
  • Additional educational funds will be provided to support educational expenses and scholarly presentations at state or national conferences.
  • The location in the heart of sunny Southern California, 10 miles from the beach and 100 miles from the snow at Big Bear, is unmatched.

How to Apply

Candidates must be EM residency trained through a 4-year program or 3-year program with at least 1 year of post-training clinical experience, board eligible/certified, eligible for licensure in California, and demonstrate an interest in leadership and scholarship.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest describing their career goals and qualifications for the position, accompanied by a CV and contact information for 3 references.  Applications for 7/1/2025 must be received by 10/31/2024 to be fully considered.  The Los Angeles Department of Health Services is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community.

Bradley Chappell, D.O., M.H.A., FACOEP

Vice Chair of Clinical Operations
Co-Director, ED Administration Fellowship


Jennifer Roh, M.D., M.B.A.

Medical Director, Adult Emergency Department
Co-Director, ED Administration Fellowship